Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer Overview

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Survival rates for endometrial cancer

Some people with cancer may want to know the survival rates for their type of cancer. Others may not find the numbers helpful, or may even not want to know them. If you decide that you don’t want to know them, stop reading here and skip to the next section.

The 5-year survival is the percentage of people who are still alive 5-years after diagnosis. Of course, many patients live longer than this, but it is a standard way to talk about the outlook of someone with cancer. It is important to understand that people with cancer can die of other things. The numbers below look at deaths from all causes and not just endometrial cancer.

These numbers can give you an overall picture, but keep in mind that every woman's situation is unique and the statistics can't predict exactly what will happen in your case. Factors other than stage can affect outlook. Talk with your cancer care team if you have questions about your personal chances of a cure, or how long you might survive your cancer. They know your situation best.

    Stage of endometrial adenocarcinoma

    5-year observed survival

    Stage 0

    90%

    Stage IA

    88%

    Stage IB

    75%

    Stage II

    69%

    Stage IIIA

    58%

    Stage IIIB

    50%

    Stage IIIC

    47%

    Stage IVA

    17%

    Stage IVB

    15%


Last Medical Review: 11/08/2013
Last Revised: 02/03/2014